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Bright, Airy SOMA Space for Breakout or Popup (800 ft²)

SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon30
Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA/Yerba Buena district, and only minutes away from Moscone Center, this break out space in our urban-contemporary museum is perfect for pop-ups, break-outs, and small meetings. The space is available during business hours; it adjoins the museum...
2,600+ ft² Industrial-Modern Museum Space in the Heart of SOMA ($499/h before 5pm)

SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon110
PLEASE NOTE that rentals after 5pm cost only $375/h. Booking is for use of the single level museum. Conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA/Yerba Buena district, minutes away from Moscone Center, this 2,625 sq ft urban-contemporary space accommodates corporate and social events...
NE Mission Off-Site Space in Photo Studio

Mission District, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon20
Sintak Studio. A bright, creative, and inspired environment for your next business meeting, presentation, workshop, or offsite think session. Located in the North East part of San Francisco's Mission District the studio is a stand-alone, single unit building with a one-car garage and easy street level access...
Historic theater and art gallery for conventions and parties.

Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon450
...We are offering this spectacular historic 500 seat theater and art gallery for your next event, convention, gathering for any occasion. Few blocks from Union square the venue has 7 large beautifully restored rooms that can be rented together or individually. Please note the price...
Brilliant SoMa Gallery

China Basin, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon80
Radian Gallery. Great for corporate and private receptions, fundraisers, book signings, launch parties, and smaller team or board offsites. Not a good fit for dance parties or other raucous activities. Has been used in many photo shoots. Two adjoining gallery rooms and an upstairs loft/lounge area that...
Downtown black box theater

Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon75 to host your next corporate function, special event, product release party, or powerful presentation. Our space provides two intimate black box theaters with a bar in between and an upper lobby bar as well. This includes a full working theater and screening room (for...
Coworking Space and Event Venue in SF Financial District

SoMa, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon200
Werqwise. ...gathering space. The space can be re-configured to make use of the stage area, with drop down screens, to allow for theater style presentations, or a combination of networking and theater style events. For networking events, 200 people can be entertained with ease. Theater...
Intimate, Luxury Event Space in the Heart of FiDi (5pm-10pm)

Financial District, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon80 find in the heart of FiDi. The event floor is flexible, able to be cleared of all furniture, setup for a theater style presentation, or modified for workshops in small groups. Our kitchen provides and ideal setting for a provided meal as well as...
Historic Chinatown 430-seat Live Theater Venue

Financial District, San Francisco, CA

Venue capacity icon430
...The Great Star Theater is a 425-seat historic live performance venue in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown. Complete with full stage lighting, 7.1 surround sound, fly rigging, a retractable movie/projection screen, and fast internet, this is the perfect venue for your cabaret...

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Pricing and popularity information in this section is based on proprietary data from bookings made on Peerspace from 2016-2024.

Host incredible events at San Francisco theaters

Theaters have been a part of San Francisco's entertainment scene and cultural landscape since the early 20th century. From charming historic brick theaters to modern movie theater complexes, the city is home to a wealth of impressive theater locations to accommodate any occasion. At century-old theaters tucked away in the Mission and Castro Districts, you can take a step back in time and enjoy a beautiful setting for your event. Featuring vintage architectural design elements both on its facade and indoors, these theaters provide a special backdrop for any gathering. No matter if you want to host a birthday party, put on a performance, or simply experience majestic surroundings, you can do all of these and more at a theater venue for rent in San Francisco. Not to mention, theaters are also ideal for corporate events like conferences and workshops — after all, these versatile spaces offer plenty of seating and unique amenities.

Uncover a captivating theater stage rental in SF

Whether you’re rehearsing a classic Shakespearean play or producing a contemporary musical production, there's no shortage of magnificent theater venues scattered throughout this endlessly creative city. From ornate opera houses to modern black-box theaters, each venue has its own distinct characteristics that add a special charm to any event. For those aiming to premiere a theatrical masterpiece, choosing the right theater rental in San Francisco can make all the difference. Unlock the potential of your imagination with a captivating stage that's perfectly suited for your production needs. Research venues with high-tech lighting systems and advanced sound equipment, or opt for a no-frills theater with just the basics — a single stage surrounded by a seating area for the audience. At the end of the day, the creative possibilities are limitless within the city's dynamic theater scene. So why settle for ordinary when you can take center stage at the best small theater venue in San Francisco?

Book a stunning theater rental in San Francisco

Ultimately, Bay Area theaters come in all shapes and sizes, from intimate rehearsal spaces to sizable auditoriums. Fortunately, the City by the Bay has a space for everyone, no matter if you’re in the market for a grand performance hall or a vibrant theater rental in San Francisco in a LGBT friendly neighborhood. When researching theaters to rent, check the capacity of the space compared to the number of people on your guest list. Do you need space for 50 attendees or 500? Likewise, think about the type of event you’re hosting and if the venue can accommodate it. For example, some theaters have raised platforms and tiered seating for large productions, while other spaces are less equipped for elaborate theatrical sets. When you take advantage of state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems at these theater spaces, your event can shine like a beacon in the foggy City by the Bay.

Reviews for theaters

Rena L.
Downtown Theater for Off-sites
The theater was a great space for our offsite. We would happily use this space again
Brady F.
Downtown black box theater
owner, Matt, was very accommodating and responsive to inquiries. Our party was on a quiet Tuesday night so Matt opened up one of the theaters for us as well. The location (one block from Union Square) was very convenient for our guests and the theater's charm was well worth...
Richard S.
Downtown black box theater
An excellent theater with friendly hosts. Would absolutely rent again for a film showing or comedy performance
Jerry G.
Downtown black box theater
just had my 60th Birthday party at this theater and had the best time ever. I can't say enough about how great the venue is and how helpful and accommodating Matt and Tim were to make sure my party was a success. All my guests commented on how much...
Aj S.
Downtown Theater for Off-sites
This space is amazing! Matt and his team are very accommodating and easy to work with. This is my second time renting the theater and I'll definitely be back. The space is fun and quirky and helps make my work training classes more comfortable and lively. Remember that you...
Jeff S.
Downtown black box theater
The Black Box Theater is oozing with charm and character. We hosted a private screening of a documentary here and it was the perfect spot. Matt is great and was incredibly helpful in helping me put this event together...
Julian D.
Downtown black box theater
hosted a cabaret-style musical show at the larger of the two Shelton Theaters. I’m glad that Matt Shelton suggested I stop in the week before, as I realized what I was working with. I really suggest visiting the space if you have particular sound specifications, as they rely...
Mandy M.
Downtown black box theater
work with! He was very friendly, responsive and accommodating, and the space got a lot of compliments. I would definitely recommend the black box theater...